Paleyfest 2020 Lineup Announced



The Premier Television Festival Takes Place at the Dolby Theatre March 13-22, 2020

Festival Lineup Honors the Casts and Creative Teams From: Modern Family, One Day at a Time, A Special Evening with Dolly Parton & Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, NCIS: 400th Episode Celebration, The Boys, Star Trek: Picard, Outlander, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Dead to Me, Ozark, Schitt’s Creek, and The Mandalorian


Lineup Includes Over 100 Stars From Television’s Hottest Shows Including Dolly Parton, Ty Burrell, Sofia Vergara, Eric Stonestreet, Mark Harmon, Sean Murray, Emily Wickersham, Wilmer Valderrama, Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Erin Moriarty, Chace Crawford, Sir Patrick Stewart, Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, Larry David, Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden, Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Dan Levy, Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy,

Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Nick Nolte, and Carl Weathers


Citi Returns as Official Sponsor of PaleyFest LA with Presale Tickets Available January 14-15, 2020


LOS ANGELES, CA, January 14, 2020 – The Paley Center for Media today announced the lineup and talent participants for PaleyFest LA 2020, the premier television festival that will take place March 13-22 at the iconic Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Citi cardmembers, plus Paley Patron, Fellow, and Supporting Members, will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase tickets first during a special presale from January 14-15.

This year’s festival will open with the cast and creative team from ABC’s Modern Family, followed by Pop TV’s One Day at a Time, Netflix’s A Special Evening with Dolly Parton & Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, CBS’sNCIS: 400th Episode Celebration, Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys, CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Picard, Starz’s Outlander, HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, Netflix’s Dead to Me, Netflix’s Ozark, Pop TV’s Schitt’s Creek, and the festival will close with Disney+’s The Mandalorian.

“Every year television fans know that PaleyFest LA is the place to be for the inside scoop on the most acclaimed and popular shows on television, and this year’s lineup is no exception,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President & CEO. “From some of the top shows in drama, comedy, fantasy, science fiction, and a special celebration of one of the world’s most beloved entertainers, there is something for every television fan to enjoy at this year’s PaleyFest.”

It’s not just television fans who are inspired by PaleyFest—it’s also the actors and brilliant minds behind the shows featured. Over the Festival’s rich history some of the most talented names in television have graced the PaleyFest stage, and the tradition continues this year when PaleyFest welcomes the cast and creative teams behind today’s most acclaimed shows.

“It’s an honor to be invited to PaleyFest and join other filmmakers and talent in celebrating great television programming. It is especially exciting to be representing our Disney+ series, The Mandalorian, at the closing night presentation,” said Jon Favreau, executive producer/creator, The Mandalorian.

“What a great opportunity to thank our fans for their support over seventeen years. That this show is still stronger than ever is a testament to this cast and crew and our fan loyalty. We look forward to celebrating with them at PaleyFest and are appreciative of being included in the lineup,” said NCIS star and executive producer Mark Harmon.

“I keep telling my wife, my sh*t belongs in a museum. Well, who’s laughing now?? The brilliant cast and troubled producers of The Boys can’t wait to get together with their fans and say some inappropriate things. Seriously, it’s an amazing honor for a freshman show to be chosen by PaleyFest. We look forward to making them deeply regret it,” said The Boys executive producer and showrunner Eric Kripke.

“We are honored to be included as part of PaleyFest LA. We love being able to speak directly to the Outlander fans and we look forward to taking this opportunity to thank them for their tremendous support over the years,” said Outlander executive producer Ronald D. Moore.

“We couldn’t be happier. The list of shows that have been included in PaleyFest is like a laundry list of our favorite series ever. So, to get to share the start of Ozark season three on that stage is truly an honor,” said Ozarkexecutive producer Chris Mundy.

“As a longtime fan of PaleyFest, I’m deeply honored and nerdily excited to celebrate Dead to Me on the PaleyFest stage with our cast and fans,” said Dead to Me creator and executive producer Liz Feldman.

PaleyFest LA benefits the Paley Center’s preservation and archival digitization efforts, and its ongoing mission to explore the significant impact of media on our culture and society. The Paley Center is home to the nation’s foremost publicly accessible archive of television and radio content, with over 160,000 programs spanning the history of media, including collections that feature achievements in television from the African-American, Hispanic, and LGBTQ+ communities, women, music, and most recently comedy.

Citi returns as the Official Card of PaleyFest LA, offering Citi cardmembers special presale access to tickets, which can be purchased through beginning today at noon PT. Paley Center Supporting, Fellow, and Patron Members can also purchase tickets at this time. Tickets go on sale to Paley Center Individual Members on January 16 at 9:00 am PT, and to the general public on January 17 at 9:00 am PT. To purchase tickets, please visit or download the Paley App at

PaleyFest LA events often sell out to Paley Center Members before tickets go on sale to the general public. Paley Members enjoy presale access and ticket discounts. Become a Member today, and get tickets before the general public. For more information on the many benefits of Paley Center Membership please visit


The PaleyFest LA lineup include:

 Friday, March 13: Opening Night Presentation: ABC’s Modern Family (7:30 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Ty Burrell (Phil Dunphy), Sofia Vergara (Gloria Delgado Pritchett), Eric Stonestreet (Cameron Tucker), Sarah Hyland (Haley Dunphy), Ariel Winter (Alex Dunphy), Nolan Gould (Luke Dunphy), Rico Rodriguez (Manny Delgado), Steven Levitan, Creator & Executive Producer, plus additional guests to be announced


Saturday, March 14: Pop TV’s One Day at a Time (2:00 pm):

Cast and creative team to be announced


Saturday, March 14: Netflix’s A Special Evening with Dolly Parton & Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings (7:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Dolly Parton, Executive Producer, Sam Haskell, Executive Producer, plus additional guests to be announced


Sunday, March 15: CBS’s NCIS 400th Episode Celebration (2:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Mark Harmon (Leroy Jethro Gibbs)/ Executive Producer, Sean Murray (Special Agent Timothy McGee), Emily Wickersham (Special Agent Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop), Wilmer Valderrama (Special Agent Nickolas “Nick” Torres), Maria Bello (Special Agent Jacqueline “Jack” Sloane), Brian Dietzen (Dr. Jimmy Palmer) Diona Reasonover (Forensic Scientist Kasie Hines), Rocky Carroll (NCIS Director Leon Vance), David McCallum (Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard), Frank Cardea, Executive Producer & Showrunner, and Steven Binder, Executive Producer & Showrunner

Sunday, March 15: Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys (7:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Karl Urban (Billy Butcher), Jack Quaid (Hughie Campbell), Erin Moriarty (Annie January / Starlight), Chace Crawford (The Deep), Jessie T. Usher (A-Train), Laz Alonso (Mother’s Milk), Karen Fukuhara (The Female), and Eric Kripke, Executive Producer & Showrunner


Wednesday, March 18: CBS All Access’s Star Trek: Picard (7:30 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Sir Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard), plus additional guests to be announced


Thursday, March 19: Starz’s Outlander (7:30 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall Fraser), Ronald D. Moore, Creator & Executive Producer, Maril Davis, Executive Producer, andMatthew B. Roberts, Executive Producer


Friday, March 20: HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm (7:30 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Larry David (Larry David)/Executive Producer, Jeff Schaffer, Executive Producer, Jeff Garlin (Jeff Greene), Susie Essman (Susie Greene), Cheryl Hines (Cheryl David), Richard Lewis (Richard Lewis), plus additional guests to be announced


Saturday, March 21: Netflix’s Dead to Me (2:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Christina Applegate (Jen Harding)/Executive Producer, Linda Cardellini (Judy Hale)/Producer

James Marsden (Steve Wood), and Liz Feldman, Creator & Executive Producer

Saturday, March 21: Netflix’s Ozark (7:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Jason Bateman (Martin “Marty” Byrde)/Executive Producer, Laura Linney (Wendy Byrde), Chris Mundy, Executive Producer, plus additional guests to be announced


Sunday, March 22: Pop TV’s Schitt’s Creek (2:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Dan Levy (David Rose)/Creator & Executive Producer, Eugene Levy (Johnny Rose)/Creator & Executive Producer, Catherine O’Hara (Moira Rose)/Consulting Producer, Annie Murphy (Alexis Rose), plus additional guests to be announced

Sunday, March 22: Closing Night Presentation: Disney+’s The Mandalorian (7:00 pm):

Scheduled to appear: Jon Favreau, Creator & Executive Producer, Dave Filoni, Executive Producer, Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian), Gina Carano (Cara Dune), Carl Weathers (Greef Karga), Ming-Na Wen (Fennec Shand), Ludwig Göransson, Composer, and Rick Famuyiwa, Writer, plus additional guests to be announced


*All events and participants are subject to change

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